Lebanon FM calls Iran’s electricity offer positive

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Lebanon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Adnan Mansour called Iran’s offer to supply Lebanon with 200-400 MW of electricity “positive and said Tehran is ready to deliver the promised quantity quickly.”

His comment comes after Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghadanfar Roken Abadi handed a letter to Mansour on Saturday sent by his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi, who stated that Tehran is willing to help resolve Lebanon’s electricity problem.

During an interview with An-Nahar newspaper published on Sunday, Mansour said that Lebanon has “accepted the Iranian offer, because this does not require power plants to be built. What is needed in this case is for electric cables to be installed between Lebanon and Iran via Iraq and Syria.”

However, Mansour pointed out that currently “there is a technical problem between Lebanon and Syria, but it can be solved.”

Asked about whether this quantity serves as a gift offered by Tehran to Beirut, Mansour said “The offer is to sell this amount to Lebanon for a competitive price.” He did not elaborate .

The Iranian offer came a few days before a cabinet session scheduled to be held on Tuesday to discuss the electricity crisis.

According to analysts Lebanon needs a lot more than 400 MW ,. The Iranian ambassador said yesterday following his meeting with Mansour:

“Lebanon requires an additional 1,000 MW and we consider this to be a small amount … given that we export around 25,000 MW and we have a surplus of production estimated at around 6,000 MW. We can resolve this problem easily … as soon as possible with simple conditions,” Roknabadi told reporters without elaborating on the “simple conditions”.

It is not clear why the quanatity suddenly dropped to 200 MW.

Lebanon’s Energy and Water Minister ) Gebran Bassil and former Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki signed an agreement on energy cooperation back in October 2010 . Bassil also reportedly discussed during his Tehran visit the possibility of signing contracts to build one or two gas-operated power stations, but nothing has happened since even though Tehran has been fully aware of Lebanon’s continued power outages.

One analyst told Ya Libnan”: Iran’s offer is like a pie in the sky ” and explained why:

“Can you imagine how reliable will this power be if it is going to come through cables via Iraq and Syria? Furthermore its true that this does not require power plants to be built but has anyone figured out the cost of the cables that will be installed between Iran and Lebanon ?

The analyst added:

“If Iran really wants to help then the solution is simple . It should convince its allies in Lebanon ‘Hezbollah and Amal’ to pay their electric bills. Once they start paying Lebanon can then easily afford to finance the construction of thousands of Megawatts of electricity plants”.

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19 responses to “Lebanon FM calls Iran’s electricity offer positive”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Oh goody … let’s sign fast … sure … don’t worry about the fine print, it’s standard stuff on contracts. Smiles and handshakes.
    Positively sickening.

    By the way, are those copper cables?? Maybe from China?? At the theft rate of copper lines I doubt we’ll see any juice … but it’s China that pumped up the world price on copper.
    What would a German system of solar panels and storage batteries cost for a lousy 200 mgw? Plus simple battery maintenance over 10 years …. actually giving some few a job.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Oh goody … let’s sign fast … sure … don’t worry about the fine print, it’s standard stuff on contracts. Smiles and handshakes.
    Positively sickening.

    By the way, are those copper cables?? Maybe from China?? At the theft rate of copper lines I doubt we’ll see any juice … but it’s China that pumped up the world price on copper.
    What would a German system of solar panels and storage batteries cost for a lousy 200 mgw? Plus simple battery maintenance over 10 years …. actually giving some few a job.

    1. master09 Avatar

      Hey 5th it,s all a joke, the time I used to waste reading so much bullshit on this site and not just from our politicians, now I waste on big-breasted, sexy young, but fortunately not young enough to be a student kind of girls.

      They have more brains after a couple of cointreau and ice.

      Enjoy, your the only one that made good points on here. 
           

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    Oh goody … let’s sign fast … sure … don’t worry about the fine print, it’s standard stuff on contracts. Smiles and handshakes.
    Positively sickening.

    1.  Avatar

      Hey 5th it,s all a joke, the time I used to waste reading so much bullshit on this site and not just from our politicians, now I waste on big-breasted, sexy young, but fortunately not young enough to be a student kind of girls.

      They have more brains after a couple of cointreau and ice.

      Enjoy, your the only one that made good points on here. 
           

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    Every 3 days the cable will be cut and need to be fixed. We get our internet from India via the ocean so why cant Iran put the cable under water? I have also spoken about the need to the current government to make its supporters pay for power since Shia areas dont pay for power and have not for 30 years almost. Maybe they plan on using the power from Iran for the Shia areas only…..

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    Every 3 days the cable will be cut and need to be fixed. We get our internet from India via the ocean so why cant Iran put the cable under water? I have also spoken about the need to the current government to make its supporters pay for power since Shia areas dont pay for power and have not for 30 years almost. Maybe they plan on using the power from Iran for the Shia areas only…..

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      salafites in palestenian cramps no paie electricty for 60 yaers

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        So Dab … is it only the Christians who pay electricity and taxes ??

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        Those people are considered refugees not citizens that were paid for the homes they lost 50 years ago and have been living on public property and land owned by others even after they received money from the government. Dabshaleem, youre a racist pig and an uneducated low life scum bag. You cant even spell and youre too stupid to use spell check. Your comments are always so stupid you make yourself and the people you speak for look like idiots. You basically prove that all the people you support are basically uneducated idiots, thieves and thugs.

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      salafites in palestenian cramps no paie electricty for 60 yaers

  6. LEBANonOFF

    1. clever. Lebanoff, I think I will use that too!

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    LEBANonOFF

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      clever. Lebanoff, I think I will use that too!

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    LEBANonOFF

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